How one woman’s dramatic near-death experience changed her life and increased her synchronicity awareness.
Imagine a small bolt of lightning paralyzing you and then a huge bolt killing you. And yet you are still consciously aware. Join Elizabeth Krohn on her journey through two weeks in heaven and the incredible synchronicities that followed.
Elizabeth Krohn was a wife and mother of two young boys when she was struck by lightning in the parking lot of her Houston synagogue in 1988. Her most fundamental understandings of what the world is and how it works were completely transformed.
Before diving into Elizabeth’s remarkable story, I’ll share a synchronicity story of my own. I call this story “Dancing the Merry-Go-Round”:
I go to a dance group several times a week, and sometimes it really gets going. One of the best dancers there is named Misty, and we’ve started to dance together and get to know each other. Not long ago, Misty and I were dancing on a Sunday morning when she heard in the music the sound of a merry-go-round, with the horses going up and down and round and round. So we both pretended to hop on our horses and ride the carousel for a while. Then, Misty said, “Let’s get out of here,” so we both rode our horses off into the distance. It was a lot of fun. Later, when Misty got home, a friend of hers from California called her. Remember, California is three hours earlier that here where we are in Charlottesville, Virginia. Misty’s friend told her that that very morning, probably around the time we were riding our horses off into the distance, she had dreamt that Misty was riding on a carousel. And that was a lot of fun for me, because it meant that the person in California was picking up what Missy and I were doing. That kind of amazing connection is part of what synchronicity illustrates — that we are all connected in ways we are told we should not able to do.
My guest on this week’s podcast is Elizabeth Krohn. Elizabeth has coauthored a book, Changed in a Flash: One Woman's Near-Death Experience and Why a Scholar Thinks It Empowers Us All with Jeffrey J. Kripal, and is a frequent guest on podcasts, radio shows, and in person discussing her extraordinary experience.
In November 2021, Elizabeth was announced as a winner in the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS) essay contest. Her essay entitled “The Eternal Life of Consciousness” is being published into a book titled Eyewitness to the Afterlife: My Two Weeks in Heaven in the fall of 2023. Elizabeth now serves on the BICS Advisory Board. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas.
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